Professor Zohair Ahmed Ali AlAseri

أ. د. زهير أحمد علي العسيري

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Zohair Al Aseri (Bio)
o Professor & consultant departments of Critical Care and Emergency Medicine. King Saud university and medical city.
o Graduate of M.B.B.S King Abdul-Aziz University / College of medicine, Jeddah, KSA 1997.
o Completed Emergency Medicine certification in Royal college of physician and surgeon / Canada 1999-2003.
o Completed ICU certification in Royal college of physician and surgeon / Canada 2003-2005.
o Lead of Adult ICU MOH since 2017
o Founder and Director of Tele Critical Care TCC MOH 2021
o Chairman, Clinical sciences departments at Dar Al Uloom University since 2017
o 1st Chairman (more than 10 years) and founder, Department of Emergency Medicine King Saud University.
o Cofounder prince sultan college of EMS.
o Director and cofounder of Public Health Master in 5 health KSU colleges since April 2015-June 2017.
o Chairman and cofounder of National emergency Medicine Development Committee 2013 till 2020.
o Published more than 65 papers related to EM and CCM.
o Author of more than 15 national EM and CC protocols and guidelines.
o National and International speakers in CCM and EM conferences.

Title Date Major Organization
Diploma2003Emergency Medical ServicesRoyal College of Physicians and Surgeons
MD2004Emergency Medical ServicesRoyal College of Physicians and Surgeons
Diploma(2)2005MedicineRoyal College of Physicians and Surgeons
MBBS1997Emergency Medical ServicesKing Abdulaziz University
Title Organization Date From Date To
residentKing Saud University27-04-199729-03-1999
resident and fellowottawa university hospital01-04-199901-06-2005
consultant ICU & Emergency MedicineKing Saud University01-06-2005
assistant professorKing Saud University29-07-200829-01-2014
associate professorKing Saud University01-09-2014
Title Publish Date Journal
Lipoprotein is a feature of the presence, diffuseness, and severity of coronary artery disease in Saudi Arabia01-03-2009Saudi Med J 2009; 30(3):346-352.
Keeping a high index of suspicion: lessons learned in the management of methanol ingestion01-04-2009BMJ case report.
Accuracy of chest radiograph interpretation by emergency physicians25-07-2009emerg radiology
Vital signs, MAP, Shock index, and circulatory shock01-01-2010emreport/pearls/pearls27.htm
Behavioural induced severe hypernatremia without neurological manifestations.01-01-2010Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl
CRP levels are higher in patients with ST elevation than non-ST elevation acute coronary syndrome01-11-2010Arq Bras Cardiol 2011, vol 96(1): 13-17.
Attitude and practice of the health care professionals towards the clinical practice guidelines in King Khalid University Hospital in Saudi Arabia02-04-2011J Eval Clin Pract 2011; 17(4): 763-767.
ST segment elevation in a patient presenting with renal colic pain.01-05-2011Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl 2011; 22(5): 998-1002
Serum high-sensitivity C-reactive protein and lipoprotein(a) levels: A comparison between diabetic and non-diabetic patients with coronary artery disease01-06-2011Med J Malaysia 2011; 66(2): 113-116
Pseudohypoparathyroidism Type-II with Striopallidodentate calcification with positive anti glutamic acid decarboxylase antibody and seizures01-07-2011Pakistan J of Med Sci 2011.
Marked symptomatic bradycardia associated with profound hyperkalemia.01-12-2011Emerg Med 2012; 2:1. doi:
Vital indices to be used in resuscitation of patients with shock in the emergency department setting01-03-2012Emerg Med 2012; 2:108. doi:10.4172/2165-7548.1000108
Comparison of observer performance between emergency physicians at different levels of experience using digital imaging01-05-2012Emerg Med 2012; 2:122. doi:10.4172/2165-7548.1000122
Tissue plasminogen activator and plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 levels in patients with acute myocardial infarction and unstable angina.01-07-2012JPMA 2012; 62: 681.
Serum markers of tissue damage and oxidative stress in patients with acute myocardial infarction01-01-2013Biomed Res 2013; 24(1): 15-20.
Clinical characteristics and risk factors of pulmonary embolism: Data from a Saudi tertiary care center01-02-2013J Thromb Haemost (2012).
Hospital versus home treatment of deep vein thrombosis in a tertiary care hospital in Saudi Arabia: Are we ready?01-04-2013Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal 2012. doi:
Relationship of high sensitivity C-reactive protein with cardiac biomarkers in patients presenting with acute coronary syndrome.01-06-2014JCPSP 2014; 24: 387-391.
Poor asthma education and medication compliance are associated with increased emergency department visits by asthmatic children.01-04-2015Ann Thorac Med 2015; 10(2):123-31.
Use of ultrasound guidance to improve the safety of percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy: A literature review. .01-05-2015Critical Care 2015; 19:229.
Out-of-hospital adult cardiac arrests in a university hospital in central Saudi Arabia.01-09-2015SMJ 2015; 36(9).
Clinical Practice Guideline on Management of ST-elevation
Reliability and validity of the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale in an emergency department in Saudi Arabia.01-10-2015BMC Emerg Med 2015; 15:28. doi: 10.1186/s12873-015-0051-4
Patient and system-related delays of emergency medical services use in acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction: Results from the third Gulf registry of acute coronary events.25-01-2016(Gulf RACE-3Ps. PLOS ONE, January 25, 2016)
The Levels of Tissue Factor Pathway Inhibitor in Sepsis Patients Receiving Prophylactic Enoxaparin.01-06-2016Turkish Journal of Hematology, (2016). 33(2), 112–118.
Feasibility of using Arabic Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) to assess anxiety and depression among patients attending Accident and Emergency at a University Hospital setting in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.01-11-2016Pak J Med Sci. 2015; 31(6):1366-71. doi: 10.12669/pjms.316.6849
Extreme Natural Hazards, Disaster Epidemiology, and Public Health Implications. Health Impacts01-12-2016Natural Hazard Science
Risk factors hindering asthma symptoms control in Saudi children and adolescents.20-02-2017Pediatr Int. 2017 Feb 20.
Conservative treatment for subungual hematoma with Tuft fracture.01-04-2017SOJ Surgery 4(1): 1-2
Comparison between developments of emergency medicine services in Saudi Arabia, compare to USA and Canada.01-04-2017Integr Mol Med, 2017, 4: DOI: 10.15761/IMM.1000276
Prognostic value of ADAMTS13 in patients with severe sepsis and septic shock.01-04-2017Clin Invest Med 2017; 40 (2): E49-E58.
The value of establishing multicenter quality improvement collaboratives in Saudi Arabia.23-11-2017Saudi Crit Care J
The Impact of Introduction of Code-STEMI Program on the Reduction of Door to Balloon Time in Acute STElevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) Patients Undergoing Primary PCI: Single Center Study in Saudi Arabia.01-07-2018Journal of the Saudi Heart Association
Knowledge, attitudes, and practices of emergency department staff towards disaster and emergency preparedness at tertiary health care hospital in central Saudi Arabia.01-11-2018Saudi medical journal
National Approach to Standardize and Improve Mechanical Ventilation05-04-2019Ann Thorac Med
National Approach to Standardize and Improve Mechanical Ventilation05-04-2019Ann Thorac Med
Calcium salt administration for circulatory shock due to severe hyperkalemia.26-06-2019Saudi J Anaesth.
Predictive value of high sensitivity C-reactive protein on progression to heart failure occurring after the first myocardial infarction15-07-2019Vascular Health and Risk Management
The use of the shock index to predict hemodynamic collapse in hypotensive sepsis patients: A cross sectional analysis01-04-2020Saudi J Anaesth
One-year progress oa a large-scale collaborative project for improving the care of mechanically ventilated patients30-04-2020Saudi Crit Care J
Use of ultrasound guidance in central venous catheter placement by emergency physicians in Saudi Arabia01-07-2020Saudi Med J
Effects of Telemedicine ICU Intervention on Care Standardization and Patient Outcomes: An Observational Study01-07-2020Crit Care Explor.
The saudi critical care society clinical practice guidelines on the management of COVID-19 patients in the intensive care unit.01-07-2020Saudi Crit Care J
Thyrotoxic Periodic Paralysis Presenting with Hypokalemia: A Case Report30-07-2020AJBSR
Critical care surge capacity in Saudi Arabia in response to COVID 19 pandemic07-12-2020Saudi Crit Care J
High flow nasal cannula for patients with COVID 19 acute hypoxemic respiratory failure.07-12-2020Saudi Crit Care J
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in COVID 19: The Saudi ECLS Chapter perspective31-12-2020Saudi Crit Care J
Implementing and Optimizing Inpatient Access to Dermatology Consultations via Telemedicine: An Experiential Study08-01-2021Telemed J E Health
Knowledge of non-healthcare individuals towards cardiopulmonary resuscitation: a cross-sectional study in Riyadh City, Saudi Arabia10-02-2021Int J Emerg Med
The Legal and Regulatory Components of Tele-ICU Care, The Medical-Legal Aspects of Acute Care Medicine03-04-2021DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-68570-6_14
Therapeutic plasma exchange in patients with life-threatening COVID-19: a randomised controlled clinical trial01-05-2021Int J Antimicrob Agents.
Assessing the readiness of hospitals in Riyadh Province for efficient and timely stroke management A pilot study01-07-2021Neurosciences
Helmet Non-Invasive Ventilation for COVID-19 Patients (HelmetCOVID): study protocol for a multicentre randomised controlled trial26-08-2021BMJ Open
Prevalence and Epidemiological Trends in Mortality Due to COVID-19 in Saudi Arabia01-09-2021 or
Helmet noninvasive ventilation for COVID-19 patients (Helmet-COVID): statistical analysis plan for a randomized controlled trial02-02-2022Trails
Machine learning decision tree algorithm role for predicting mortality in critically ill adult COVID-19 patients admitted to the ICU.30-06-2022Journal of Infection and Public Health
Knowledge and Behavior toward Venous Thromboembolism Event Prophylaxis and Treatment Protocols among Medical Interns in Riyadh01-07-2022BioMed Research International
Epidemiological characteristics and initial clinical presentation of patients with laboratory-confirmed MERS-CoV infection in an emergency department07-07-2022Signa Vitae
Management of acute hemorrhage in patients with hemophilia or von Willebrand disease in the emergency department11-07-2022Signa Vitae
Assessment and Management of Hypoperfusion in Sepsis and septic shock30-07-202210.5772/intechopen.98876
Accuracy of Brain Computed Tomography Diagnosis by Emergency Medicine Physicians23-09-2022Computational Intelligence and Neuroscience
Effect of Helmet Noninvasive Ventilation vs Usual Respiratory Support on Mortality Among Patients With Acute Hypoxemic Respiratory Failure Due to COVID-19: The HELMET-COVID Randomized Clinical Trial.01-10-2022JAMA
Title From To Note
ED Chairman01-06-200701-02-2016founder of DEM AT King Saud University
Disaster Committe02-01-200701-02-2016founder and chairman of disaster prepardness committe at KSU Hospitals KKUH,KAUH
Deputy Strategic planningCOM KSU
EM saudi Councilmember for 8 years
EM national development committee saudi health council
chairman and cofounder master public health KSU01-07-2015
prince sultan College for EMS01-01-200907-02-2016co founder and member
clinical excutive board KSU hospitals01-03-201001-02-2017
credintialing committee SCFHS EM01-02-201101-02-2015
chairman admission and registration committee SCFHS EM01-02-201101-02-2016
co founder ,memeber and treasurer Saudi Society OF EM01-01-200601-01-2011
College board College of medicine01-01-200801-02-2016
Esihi member01-01-201401-10-2020
MOH Critical and Emergency Programs01-01-2007
Title Donor Date
• Letter of appreciation from the Dean of the College of Medicine for outstanding chairmanship01-01-2017
• Letter of appreciation from the Minister of Foreign Affairs for outstandingminister of Foreign Affairs01-09-2016
• Letter of appreciation from the chief executive officer of Dhahran Aljanoub HospitalDhahran Aljanoub Hospital01-11-2015
• Appreciation award from Prince Sultan College for EMS for the role played in its establishmentPSCEMS01-01-2014
Two awards for qulity projectsKFMC01-01-2012
Best Teacher Awardksu01-01-2012
• Appreciation letter from civil program director for advanced EMT trainingCIVIL DEFENCE01-01-2012
Appreciation letterMinister of Health
Appreciation letterdeputy minister of health